I suspect if you aren't a gamer, this post may not interest you. I may have one of the slowest internet speeds on the planet, but I've got a smoking fast computer.
This is my bios. It shows the CPU speed and other settings.
Here it is out of the package. The bios is the "firmware" that starts the computer and tests all the hardware. My bios works in conjunction with my motherboard.
This is my solid state hard drive. Yes, the days of movable parts and a clunky hard drives have been replaced with that tiny piece with no movable parts. Scott held it in his hand to show the size.
Here it is before it came out of its package.
This will keep my computer cool and is attached near RAM.
Scott's friend Jason is preparing to install the fan.
This is the CPU. Note that each part was picked for speed and function, not for brand name.
Because it's so fast, there are three fans in the system. Each fan kicks in at a certain speed. Since I have such a slow internet, I somehow doubt I'll ever reach the top speed.
Here Jason is installing the CPU.
This is my motherboard, and oh what a cool one it is, red stripes and all.
This is my power supply with its colorful wires. Yes, I look for color in everything!
This shows my processor and sockets.
Another fan sits in front of my cooling system. It keeps my RAM cool.
Like I said, if you aren't a gamer, or know a gamer, you probably won't be interested in this post. Let me say, though, I am thrilled to have a fast computer that won't bog down when I want to do more than one thing at a time, like scan and search the internet at the same time.
BTW, I now have a new 32 inch monitor, a new keyboard and mouse, both still wireless, and a new wireless scanner that Scott didn't have time to install. My new laser printer (with blank toner, only) will be here in a few days.
Again, thanks for visiting. I'm so grateful for each of you, and it'll be so much easier to visit each of you now that I don't have to worry about buffering.
BTW, did you know you can save your bookmarks and not lose them when you change computers? I didn't.
EDIT: Valerie brought up a good point. I have also always installed my software in the past, but my software is old and was created for a 32 bit computer, and this is a 64 bit. I suspect there will be a few hiccups along the way.